Our goal at CharitySub is to take a cause or issue like Sex Trafficking and make it easier for people to do something about it, while also encouraging them to discuss these big issues amongst their own networks.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2012
"A conversation on Sex Trafficking, and other big issues, starts with community giving," says Amy Cruise CharitySub.org Co-founder.
This month (July 2012) CharitySub’s community of givers wants to help change the startling and horrific statistics on human trafficking by supporting three non-profits working hard to prevent Sex Trafficking, and making this an issue people are prepared to talk about.
The non-profits we are supporting this month - Equality Now, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) and Stop Child Trafficking Now – work nationally to change the lives of women and girls affected by Sex Trafficking. They seek out, rescue and rehabilitate victims, raise awareness of the occurrences and effects of Sex Trafficking and advocate for improved policy and legislation that will put a stop to this awful crime in the U.S. and globally.
CharitySub’s support in this area demonstrates how social enterprises, a rapidly growing sector in the U.S., can be used as a platform and catalyst to drive more community awareness and support, even for some of the toughest and most disturbing issues.
“It may surprise some people that Sex Trafficking is an issue that still exists across the U.S. today and is not just a third world problem,” Tzili Mor, Director of Equality Now’s New York office said. “Building an understanding of this issue within more sectors of our society, by working with partners like CharitySub, can help to prevent Sex Trafficking - a multi-billion dollar criminal industry, and the second largest and fastest growing in the world.”
Founder and CEO of GEMS, Rachel Lloyd, explained: “As an organization who works to empower girls and young women to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential, having access to a social good community like CharitySub shows how we can use the generosity of individual citizens to collectively impact the individual lives of girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation.”
At Stop Sex Trafficking Now, an organization focused on stopping demand for Child Sex Trafficking, Executive Director, Ruth Hill, said: “For many people this global problem of Sex Trafficking feels so big and out of reach that they don’t know how they can help. But while this trade is happening underground, the crime is a very public issue that’s driven by the demand for illegal prostitution and pornography that still exists within our society. If we can get more people and communities talking about this issue, it will help us to stop demand and put an end to this horrific trade.”
Amy Crews, Co-founder and Communications Director at CharitySub, explained: “Our goal at CharitySub is to take a cause or issue like Sex Trafficking and make it easier for people to do something about it, while also encouraging them to discuss these big issues amongst their own networks.” By sharing with family, friends and coworkers the horrific statistics on Sex Trafficking, and the stories of those who are affected by it, our community can generate more support and advocacy to put a stop to Sex Trafficking in the U.S. and eventually throughout the world, “ Amy said.
“We’ve already made a difference to a number of other big issues since we started in January 2012 including Childhood Obesity, Hunger in America, Addressing the Literacy Gap and Clean Water – our impact reports show just how much impact we’ve had as a community.”
“This impact is based on a $5.00 monthly donation from each member, which goes directly to a different cause and charity each month, along with the increased awareness community giving can provide,” Amy said.
More startling stats about Sex Trafficking in the U.S. and how we are working together to help address this is available at http://www.charitysub.org Interviews and images available on request.
About Charity Sub
With roots in Brooklyn, New York, Charity Sub is looking to plant seeds of giving across the United States. We are an online social enterprise, established in October 2011 and launched in January 2012. We focus on telling the stories of causes and the non-profits that support them, while driving educated giving five dollars at a time.